Kayaking around John’s Bay

On our second day in Pemaquid, we went kayaking.  About a year ago, mom and dad purchased a tandem kayak.  On this trip they wanted us to share their joy of the water and took us out for a half day paddle.

We put into the water near the old fort, Fort William Henry, before heading along the coast and up further into the bay.  Along the way we passed many lobster traps (not sure which one dinner came from the night before, but it was delicious) before encountering a bird sunbathing on a large buoy.  We turned around at this point and headed back towards the mouth of the bay ultimately making landfall on Witch’s Island.

The island is where we settled in for lunch and fairy apartment hunting.  After paddling for a couple hours it was refreshing to have some nourishment.  We ate our sandwiches, and then went to explore the small island. We happened upon some local real-estate erected by children who visit.  They have some vivid imaginations and constructed elaborate structures out of bark and shells for the fairies that inhabit the island.  In actuality, the island is inhabited by a summer caretaker and is named after an old woman who lived there almost a hundred years ago.  There are still relics of the original structure on the island.

After exploring, it was time to head back.  We headed across the open bay passing by some much larger pleasure boats before approaching the old fort. Emily and I had fun imagining what it would have been like 200 years ago when there only a few structures along the coast.  Before we knew it, we were back by where we started.  Before you travel to your next site here are some images and the rest of our trip to Maine.

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~ by Rob Page III on September 20, 2009.

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